We arranged this shadow box to follow a timeline of the man's life from top to bottom. At the top, we have his baby bib and booties along with a photo. Below is a photo from high middle age along with his armed forces badges.
These gloves are hand-made with real fur. They belonged to the owner's great-grandmother. Framing them was her way to honor her grandmother and be reminded of her heritage each time she looked at them.
Shadow boxes are a wonderful way to display personal belongings and family heirlooms. Make it more personal by adding a photo.
A man's wallet and pipe are the focus of this simple shadow box. The neutral but masculine color palate and frame choice set the tone for this piece.
For this graduate, we framed her honor medal along with a graduation picture. This medal ribbon continues to the top of the mat and is then tucked behind.
This customer wanted their diploma to be framed with crimson and gold colors as opposed to red and yellow. We were able to add their tassel also.
This black shadow box complements the type of the Kansas diploma. The white tassel stands out nicely against the blue matting.
This piece of tin was salvaged from an old church. It was framed in a custom shadow box that perfectly complemented the color and texture of the piece.
This original inform coat was in pristine condition. We framed it in a deep shadow box along with the original sword and scabbard.
This World War I uniform and all of it's pieces were found in the back of a closet. The owner decided it was too important to leave behind closed doors. The entire uniform was too large to frame together, so we framed it in two matching shadow boxes.
This is the other half of the uniform. All of the pieces including the belt, belt buckle, stirrups, and cleaning tag were still intact. The owner now has a pieces of history to proudly display in their home.
Piece of History
We can make custom bulletin boards! Bring us the fabric and pick out your frames and sizes. They are a great way to add a functional punch of color to a room.
Is it hard to find your fridge under all your child's works of art? Create a "gallery wall" with custom bulletin boards to give their artwork a proper display. They are easy to change out and keep the fridge clean too!
Do you love Pinterest too? We have lots of supplies to help you make your Pinspiration a reality! Check out this framed wreath we made with a ready made frame.
Sometimes a piece of art seems like it is made for a custom frame. This is a fantastic example. The custom frame highlights the exquisite pin stripping and looks like a continuation of the piece.
The easiest way to make your artwork look like a gallery is to add gallery matting which is thicker than normal matting. It adds dimension and crispness that makes almost any piece of art pop.
This original features deckeled edges that make that paper look torn. We decided to feature this texture by "floating" it on top of the rich, fabric matting. The gold frame helps keep the artwork warm while not detracting from it.
This small pencil drawing also features deckled edges. We floated the piece on a dark matboard, and then used a fillet to draw the eye into the drawing. The darker, monochromatic mat and frame also help draw your eye into the artwork.
Works of Art
This customer had a unique collection of her grandfather's baseball memorabilia. He played for the AAA team in Joplin, MO. In the shadow box is his full jersey, leather glove, high school letter, photographs, a game ball, and hand-made baseball. The blue linen backdrop really makes the items pop.
Why keep your high school medals in a bag or a drawer? This collect was framed along with the letter, NHS certificate, and ribbon. We provide a free legend on the back of collages such as these that says what each medal was for.
With newspaper tins like this, not matting is the best route to go. We used a simple black frame to act as a mat, then a fillet and outside frame to finish the look.
We framed this jersey to match an existing piece. The mat was cut on our computerized mat cutter. The angles were custom made to fit this specific jersey.
Remember a special event such as a ribbon cutting with custom framing.
This t-shirt was framed as a present for a local restaurant owner. It now proudly hangs in the restaurant.
Display and preserve a once-in-a-lifetime experience like the one had by this customer. The shadow box holds a t-shirt, drum cover, back stage pass, signed tickets, and signed photo of a concert they will never forget!
This customer liked the natural feel of the inside of the shadow box moulding. So we lined the inside of the frame with acrylic as opposed to the traditional fabric to give it a very natural feel and texture to the piece.
Unique Shadow Boxes
Looking for a personalized present for a wedding! Frame the invitation! This unique invite had adorable tea bags included in the envelope. We love to incorporate special touches that help make the framed piece a reflection of the special day.
This beautiful wedding photo needed and equally beautiful frame. This triple stacked frame helps to draw your eye into the photo. The white linen liner acts as a mat on the canvas.
Much of our job as pictures framers is to fix problems. This pictures problem? The 8x10 the mother of the bride ordered was much smaller than she had planned for. We added a double mat with matching fillet to make the picture appear larger.
A personalized canvas makes the perfect gift for the couple that has everything! Customize with their name, colors, and wedding date. PLUS- since it is printed just for you, you can make it any size to fit any budget.
Using a knowledgeable framer is extremely important! This piece that was brought to us had been framed without glass. Any piece with mats should have glass. Unfortunately, the cross stitch was spilled on an permanently stained. After redoing, it was framed properly with a mat and glass.
After taking the mats off, it was easy to see just how important proper glazing (glass) is to a custom cross stitch.
This diploma was unfortunately framed incorrectly with acidic cardboard. You can see that moisture was also introduced at some point to the piece. Aging and yellowing cannot be reversed. This is one of the many reasons to trust a certified picture framer with your artwork or heirlooms.
Why custom framing?
This canvas photo was purchased on a cruise and then brought back in a tube. We were able to stretch the canvas and frame it in an ornate custom frame. This frame was able to dress up with photo perfectly.
This was a very unique project where we stretched actual coffee bags to be hung. These would look great hung anywhere!
A unique project where we stretched actual coffee bags. This is a side view of the gallery stretching.
This hankie was the main inspiration for a baby on the way. It was hand stitched to a pale green fabric matboard and framed in a shallow shadow box.
Stretching- Fabric and Canvas
This poster from a local celebrity golf tournament is PERFECT for this custom frame. The lines in the frame repeat the lines in the artwork. It also fits the 30's feel that the poster has!
Fillets are a fantastic way to enhance any piece of art. These two Senior photos were both framed in the same custom frame but with different fillets. The one for the girl is much more feminine with the swirls while the boys' has geometric lines making it much more masculine. Hanging on the wall, they look great next to each other too!